Science news 08 Feb, 2021
Why some scientists believe life may have started on Mars - SalonSalon
Prominent scientists in different fields say that there are clues that life could have started on the red planet
Starship SN10's Raptors installed ahead of testing and refined landing attempt - NASASpaceFlight.com - NASASpaceflight.comNASASpaceflight.com
The three Raptor engines tasked with Starship’s third high altitude test flight have been installed…
NASA Mars Perseverance rover: What to expect on landing day - CNETCNET
On Feb. 18, NASA's latest Mars rover will try for a dramatic touchdown on the red planet.
Fifty years ago, Alan Shepard blasted from an endless sand trap and we just now found his ball - PennLivePennLive
The first American in space became the fifth man to walk on the Moon a decade later. Once there, he took Bob Hope's idea and chipped a couple of golf balls on live TV. But nobody knew exactly how far his celebrated second shot went until a British photo techn…
Could a human enter a black hole to study it? - SalonSalon
A person could travel past (certain) black holes' event horizons without dying immediately — here's how
How Living in Space Will Change the Way We Age - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
One small step for humans may mean several extra steps in your skin-care routine. Before you make your way to Mars or plot out your vacation home on...
UAE's 'Hope' probe to be first in trio of Mars missions - Phys.orgPhys.Org
The first Arab space mission, the UAE's "Hope" probe, is expected to reach Mars' orbit on Tuesday, making it the first of three spacecraft to arrive at the Red Planet this month.
Four New Exoplanets Orbiting a Nearby Sun-Like Star Discovered by TESS - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
MIT-led NASA mission finds a multi-planetary system that could be an “ideal laboratory” to study planetary formation and evolution. MIT researchers have discovered four new exoplanets orbiting a sun-like star just over 200 light-years from Earth. Because of t…
NASA's Perseverance, China's Tianwen-1 and UAE's Hope arrive at Mars this month - CNETCNET
February is Mars month. Three spacecraft launched in July 2020 will make it to the red planet within days.
SpaceX Nabbed NASA's SPHEREx Launch Contract - JalopnikJalopnik
SpaceX may be a lot of things conflicting things, but you have to admit one thing: NASA approves. So much so that it’s going to use SpaceX as launch company for the SPHEREx program.
Could Mars' Landslides Be Caused by Underground Salt And Melting Ice? - ScienceAlertScienceAlert
Changes in Mars' geography always attract significant scientific and even public attention. A hope for signs of liquid water (and therefore life) is likely one of the primary driving forces behind this interest.
Need some space? You can now buy 7 billion-year-old stardust and pieces of the moon and Mars - CBS NewsCBS News
The celestial objects range in price from $250 to an estimated $350,000.
2021 — Year of the space station? | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
International Space Station, aging and with an uncertain future, is about to get a huge publicity boost.
Make Sure You Never Miss a Full Moon In 2021 With This Calendar - Yahoo LifestyleWomen's Health
Mark your calendar!